Saturday, April 7, 2012

Windows 7 DLL Files and Instructions for PSP

This tutorial was created by Cuddz Reflections on April 8th, 2012.  I offered to host it for her as
there are many of us that have almost had nervous breakdowns getting PSP to work properly when getting a new computer with Windows7.
You may copy this for your own use to save on your computer, however; if you are sharing simply share the link!
Also if you "have ownership" of your system you can skip to the directions on installing the DLLs and the download folder of the  9 Dll's and the "at" file that you need to make your filters work with Win7.
Let's begin!!!!


First of all I would recommend you make a note of everything
you change, for 2 reasons.
a) if you make a mistake you can put it back and start again.
b) when you have done, if you want to revert back you can.

OK...lets get ownership...

1. Locate the file or folder on which
   you want to take ownership.

2. Right click on file or folder and select properties
   from the context menu.

3. Click on the Security Tab

4. click "Advance"

5. Now click the Owner tab

6. Click on edit and select your user name from
   the list under "Change Owner to"
    Click Apply and Accept.

Note: If your name is not in the list,
      click other users or groups.
      enter your name.. click ok.

7. Now make sure "Replace owner on Subcontainers and objects"
   is your name and click apply and ok.

8. Click ok when the security prompt pops up.

The ownership should now be changed to you.

9. click ok to exit.

Ok so now you are the owner you need to grant yourself permissions.

Locate your file/folder

1. right click and select Properties.

2. Click on Edit... then click ok to confirm the evaluation request.

3. Select your name ( The one there or that you added )

4. Under the permissions check the permissions you want to grant.
5. when you have them all checked... click ok.

6. click ok and ok to exit.

Now you should have full access to your folders,

If you have done this so you can add your Dll; files for PSP,
you may want to go back through the procedure and restore the
former permissions.thats up to you,
any probs let me know.
There are 9 Dll's and the "at" file that you need to make your filters work with Win7.
If you need any of them you can download them HERE

Windows7- 32 bit
your 10 files must be copied and pasted into your
System folder AND into your System 32 folder

Windows 7 - 64bit
Your 10 files must be copied into your
SysWow64 folder ONLY.
( My Computer > C: > Windows > Locate the folder )

These are their names

1.   _ISREG32.DLL
2.   at
3.   icmfilter.dll
6.   msvcrt20.dll
7.   msvcrt40.dll
8.   msvcrt.dll
10.  plugin.dll



2nd Method.

1) Click the start menu and open Computer.

2)Click on the drive that contains the file 

3)Right click on the folder that contains the file  Select Properties.

4)Click on the Security tab.

5)Under the box containing the permissions each entity has,
  click on Advanced.

6)In the new Advanced Security Settings window, click on the Owner tab.

7)In the owner tab, click on the Edit button.

8)In the new window, you should see "Current Owner:"
  over a box with (most likely) trusted installer in it. 
  Under that you should see "Change Owner to:"
  followed by a short list of possible owners. 

8a)If you see your username (listed as [Name] (My-PC\[Name])),
   then click on it and check the box below the Other users which says
   "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects".

8b)If you do not see your username,
   click on the "Other users" button.
   From there, enter your username into the space provided and
   click Check names.
   The username you typed should then get underlined and expanded. 
   Then click Ok.
   From there follow step 8a.

9)Click Apply.

10) Now close all windows opened from the properties window
    and close the properties window.  ( It is essential you do this )
    Reopen it, and under the box entitled "Group or user names,"
    Click Edit.

11)If you do not see your username, as chances are you won't, click add. 
   In the add window, type your username into the given space and
   click the Check names button.
   Your username should become underlined and expanded to include
   the computer name. 
   Then click OK. 

12)Upon clicking OK, the Select User or Groups window will close and
   you should see you username has joined the other names in the Group
   or User names box.
   Click it, and then check the "Full Control" check box lower down. 
   This will grant you complete permissions for everything except
   "Special Permissions".  

13)Click Apply.
   You should see a window pop up saying "Changing Permissions"
   and file locations rapidly going by.
   This is normal and it means that the folder, subfolders, and
   files are having their permissions changed.

This should be as far as you need to go.
However, if you try to do anything to your files and it is asking
you for your own permissions, follow the next steps.

14)Right click on the folder that contains the file. Select Properties.

15)Click on the Security tab.

16)Under the box containing the permissions each entity has,
   click on Advanced.

17)Under the box containing "Permission Entries",
   click Change Permissions.

18)Select the first item pertaining to Users, Administrators
   or <USERNAME>
   and click Edit

18a) You may have to select Apply to:
     "This folder, subfolders and files" from the drop-down menu 

19)Select (fill) the check-box "Full control" and click ok

20)Select (fill) both check-boxes below add/edit/remove
---(entitled "include inheritable permissions..." and "replace all child object...")

---(Note that the "administrators" (if that's the one you changed)
    permission entry now has"full control" written next to it instead of "special"? 
    If it doesn't, then you need to select Apply to:
    "This folder, subfolders and files" from the drop-down menu in step 18a)

21)Click Apply -
   a confirmation box pops up with "This will replace explicitly
   defined permissions on all inheritable objects...
   Do you wish to continue?" Click Yes.

22)Ignore the fact that the "replace all child object" check-box is now blank,
   and click OK, OK, OK to exit from all the dialogue boxes.

23)Enjoy the fact that you no longer need your own permission to
   affect these files!


  1. Thank you for posting this tutorial on installing the relevent Dll's to get windows 7 to accept plugins/filters.. I found it very useful and now have all my filters/plugins working on my new laptop...

  2. Hi, I had to buy a new laptop and it has windows 7. Your tut here on how to install the dlls is perfect! Everything works fine now. Thank you very much for this easy tut! :)

  3. hi..Im student from Informatics engineering, this article is very informative, thanks for sharing :)